Tambang Batubara Museum, Ombilin

Sawah Lunto : The Town Of The “Black Pearl”

After an hour’s drive from the city of Padang to its northeastern outskirts, the road splits. Lake Singkarak lies to the left and Sawahlunto to the right, some 95 kilometers from Padang. Sawahlunto is known as the town of the ‘black pearl’ harking back to the once-abundant coal which was the town’s prominent product. Today, approaching the town one finds deserted rail[…]

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